I spoke with Times of India on December 25 regarding increased scrutiny of H-1B petitions.

The USCIS has done a lot in the past few months to make it harder to qualify for H-1B visas. The percentage of H-1B cases receiving a request for evidence has doubled to 41%. The USCIS is questioning whether some computer positions require a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to the USCIS taking longer to approve H-1B petitions, the State Department consulates are screening H-1B visa applications more carefully than before. All in all, it is harder than ever to get an H-1B these days.

The full article is here.